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February 2020 FWIW #1 Issue: "It's not my fault" has become the mantra in the world today. How did we get from George Washington taking personal responsibility for chopping down the cherry tree to no one being willing to accept responsibility for their actions? Explore this trait that is eroding long-standing cultural norms. To read more, sign up below by leaving your email. This latest issue will be sent to you.
March 2020 FWIW #2 Issue: The fabric of the United States is the Constitution. Some elements want to pull on what they perceive are loose threads in the Constitution, hoping to change it to suit their perception of what should be the country's profile. Understand how the Constitution came about and why it has worked for over 240 years.
Marsh 2020 FWIW #3 Issue: Covid-19 has caused mass hysteria in the financial markets. Is it really the virus or some other aspects of the investment markets? Read what the issues are and what investors do in troubled times.
April 2020 FWIW #4 Issue: Does adversity really build character? Perhaps there is another perspective that is more important.
June 2020 FWIW #5 Issue: The Silver Lining in COVID-19. This global and country crisis has impacted society is terrible ways, and, once thought about, has the potential to strengthen society.
June 2020 FWIW #6 Issue: Western civilization has experienced four Great Waves of price revolution and social history. The ending of the fourth wave may be in progress now. See the similarities of the waves point to developments today.
July 2020 FWIW #7 Issue: Follow the money to understand what is going on in American cities.
September 2020 FWIW #8 Issue: Rarely does the smoke and mirrors of Wall Street clear long enough for true investors to see what is really important. On August 31, 2020, it did. Read why that date is important to true investors.
October 2020 FWIW #9 Issue: Is the Fed really free of political influence? Is the Fed actually a contributor to the fragility of the financial system and economy? Take a quick overview of past 60 years and how the country, with the Fed's guidance can return to disciplined fiscal and monetary policies.
October 2020 FWIW #10 Issue: The The Stooges were a comedy act that used slapstick and cleverly designed phrases to make people laugh. There are three cleverly designed phases, IDTT, FOMO, and TINA, in the investment markets designed to make stooges of those who believe them.
November 2020 FWIW #11 Issue: A CEO of a major corporation was interviewed on CNBC. His comments clearly show why the United States is on the wrong track about social issues. Pleasant platitudes are not a substitute for pleasant results.
January 2021 FWIW #12 Issue: Everyone is searching for a store of value. Is it an asset or a mindset?
February 2021 FWIW #13 Issue: Are Reddit Raiders good or bad for the stock market? Is the stock market entering a new era? Read an explanation of what is happening and what it means for true investors.
March 2021 FWIW #14 Issue: Thinking about the monetary and fiscal policies underway lead to questions not being asked. Asking the questions lead to a common thread running through the policies and proposals that has nothing to do with taxes.
May 2021 FWIW #15 Issue: Inflation and what to do about protecting your financial wellbeing.
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